Kale super food superstar!
Maybe you already heard the name or really into juicing or eating it, if not meet Kale, the super healthy food!
Whether it’s kale chips, kale juice, kale steamed, kale stir fried, kale raw, I love kale.
Benefits of kale
Beta-carotene is an antioxidant which helps to build the body’s immune system. An antioxidant helps neutralize free radicals and helps prevent molecules from oxidizing. One cup of cooked kale has about 5.8 mg of beta-carotene. Beat-carotene is also important because it’s a precursor for the production of vitamin A. When we get adequate amounts of vitamin A, we have healthier skin, a stronger immune system, and it helps with vision as well
kale contains more calcium per calorie than milk (90 grams per serving) and is also easier to absorb. Calcium is important in preventing osteoporosis, preventing bone loss, and helps maintain a healthy metabolism. Remember to get enough vitamin D, since it helps with the absorption of calcium
Chlorophyll is a type of pigment that provides kale it’s deep green color. . Chlorophyll aids in gastrointestinal problems, promotes the formation of hemoglobin and red blood cells, has anti-oxidative and anti-inflammatory effects, and it also helps with bad breath.
. Chlorophyll is a great detoxifier as well, so add kale and other dark leafy greens to your juice
Kale contains folate which is an important B vitamin. Folate also prevents certain birth defects and is important for normal brain development of unborn babies. Folate is has anticancer properties and is important in maintaining a healthy heart
Contain a compound called isothiocyanate. This compound helps in preventing hormone based cancers and inhibit cancerous elements from in smoke
Lutein & Zeaxanthin
These carotenoids are helpful in preventing macular degeneration. Macular degeneration is the number one cause of blindness in the elderly.
Vitamin k is important in bone building and has anti-clotting abilities. Due to it’s anti-clotting abilities, vitamin K may interfere with certain medications, thus check with your doctor if kale is right for you!
Add more kale to your daily consumption. Add it to your juice, sautéed it with some coconut oil , make kale chips, steam it or just eat it raw!
Kale Juice recepie:
3 celery ribs
handfull of parsley
2 kale leaves